BREAKING NEWS: someone keeps sending me copies of wii chess. if you're reading this, please, keep em coming!

welcome to smudgebap.com!

my name is riley, i make videos, draw art and livestream from time to time. i made this website because no one else thought to take the name "smudgebap.com" and i wanna use it to store my Stuff and Things.

this site is primarily for blog posts and media reviews, as well as having a place to present my video work and art all neatly instead of it being scattered across different sites. i post new articles maybe once a month, or every other month, or something like that. keep checking back for more if you wanna!

here i am at the 199X microsoft windows expo. i'm not sure how i got here.

latest stuff

UNDERSTANDING SONIC THE HEDGEHOG AS AN OUTSIDER

in this video i talk about the early history of the sonic series, how weirdly complex it is, the dynamic of its regional variants that quickly split up the overall brand, and how it's inspired by cool japanese music!

EMIO & NINTENDO FANDOM

the newest nintendo announcement has demonstrated how divided its dedicated fans are, and it's upsetting to see!

MEDIA DIARY: JUNE 2024

THIS MONTH - being busy, shin megami tensei, disney+ documentaries and bill murray dissociating

2023 IN REVIEW

2023 finally ended! here's an article all about the stuff i got up to this year. if you wanna know my deal in terms of the stuff i like and get up to, i talk about a whole lot of it in this article.